Kayleigh's little quilt is finished, and I LOVE IT!!
As I mentioned in last week's post my little girl is turning 3 on 18 April, and I wanted to capture a little something of her within the quilt. I did not have anything specific to work with, she has no favorite colour yet, not one single toy that stands out, or one specific movie I could use as inspiration.
But I really wanted to have something to remember her at 3 years old, so I decided on her hands. Trapunto was the best technique to really make them stand out. It was the first time I've tried it, and I really love the effect. The design really pops.
April is mid autumn here in South Africa, and in our region, Cosmos flowers spring up everywhere. These flowers are also a wonderful reminder of Kayleigh's birth date. So we took all of these pictures just outside of town between all the pretty colours... I think the quilt blended in perfectly in the background. Even the blue sky and puffy white clouds helped bring out the colours of the quilt.
She had a lot of fun running around between all the flowers, its at times like these I wish I can freeze time. She is at such an adorable age, everything is an adventure. She has no fear! She is such a loving child eager to give us all hugs and kisses, and she's very funny.. and even at this young age I already know she has a strong personality and she's very strong willed..
I used all of my favorite free motion quilting designs in this quilt. Swirls and pebbles in the center and feathers inside the border. I also quilted figure 8's within the white sashing borders. I admit, those corners proved to be a bit tricky, not one ended up the same....
This little quilt finished at 52 inch square.
I think she will love her new quilt, especially as she grows each year, comparing her little hands to those of when she was 3....
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